President's Award for Creativity

Provides recognition and support at the highest level of the State to organisations, especially those working with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

The President’s Award for Creativity provides recognition and support at the highest level of the State to organisations, especially those working with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, to engage these groups in creativity and arts-driven projects and thereby increase their level of integration and engagement in society.The Award is managed by the Office of the President and Arts Council Malta.

The Programme The Award aims to :

provide accessibility to disadvantaged groups to a wide range of quality art experiences and art-engagment activities, as well as act as a platform for young promising talent incentivise the contribution of arts organisations towards community development and collaborative arts projects.

Who can apply?

Organisations, entities and institutions based and operating in Malta, working in the field of social or community development or active in any cultural and creative field, are all eligible.

Individuals are not eligible.Eligible organisations can be:

Public institutions, organisations, or entities; Private organisations active in the non-governmental social or voluntary sector and registered with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations (CVO);

Private organisations active in the professional creative sector (arts, heritage, media, creative businesses) having an officially recognised legal status (CVO registration, Foundation, Association, Company, Partnership, Cooperative, etc.)

Selection criteria

Priority is given to the creative development and/or participation of children, youth, persons with disability, minority groups, and senior citizens.

The Evaluation Board will base its decision upon the following criteria: - Impact on communities - Accessibility - Social dimension - Management.

After you apply

A project may be awarded from EUR 2,000 to EUR 6,000. A project may be awarded EUR 8,000 in the case of 2 organisations or more - where at least 1 organisation is active in the cultural and creative sector, and at least 1 organisation is active in the social sphere. This fund is competitive and will be evaluated according to established criteria. Proposals will first be screened in terms of eligibility. Proposals which are not eligible in terms of the procedure stipulated by the guidelines will not be processed further and will not undergo evaluation.

After you submit your application form at Arts Council Malta, an independent evaluation board will evaluate your project. A pitching session will also be organised. During this session, applicants have the opportunity of presenting comments, latest insights and additions to the already submitted project description. On the day indicated, you will receive your result notification from Arts Council Malta.